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Watch: Wasim Akram cleans up Michael Atherton with a yorker

Wasim Akram was playing in a charity game played in the memory of Late Shane Warne

Wasim Akram, Michael Atherton
Wasim Akram, Michael Atherton (Image Credit : Twitter)

Former Pakistan skipper, Wasim Akram retired from the game way back in 2003 but still hasn’t forgotten his skills. Nearly three weeks after turning 56 years old, Akram cleaned up former England skipper Michael Atherton in a charity game played in the memory of Late Shane Warne. Warne had died of a heart attack in March this year. The news had left the cricket world in shock.

Meanwhile, in the charity game played in the memory of the 1999 World Cup winner, Brian Lara was batting at the other end. Another former West Indian Clive Lloyd was fulfilling the umpiring duties. Akram bowled an inswinging yorker to Atherton which the latter missed. The stumps were disturbed and the batter had to leave the crease. The video was uploaded by Cricket District on Twitter.

Watch the video here

Talking about the game, a lot of former star players such as Charlotte Edwards,  Ian Bell, Monty Panesar, Neil Johnson, Mark Nicholas, Rajasthan franchise co-owner Manoj Badale among others featured in the game.

Speaking about Akram career, he has played 104 Tests and 356 ODIs. In these games, the left-arm pacer picked 414 and 502 wickets respectively. At one stage, he was the highest wicket-taker of ODI cricket until the record was broken by Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009 against India.

He is still the second highest wicket-taker in the history of 50-over cricket . Also, he was part of the the 1992 World Cup winning side, played in Australia and New Zealand. The left-hander batter has more than 6000 runs across formats. On the other hand, Atherton has played 115 Tests and 54 ODIs. His back injuries forced him to retire from the game in mid 30s.

In these games, the right-hander scored more than 9000 runs across formats with 18 hundreds and 58 fifties to his name. He also has only two wickets to his name in international scene opposite to 108 scalps for Lancashire in the first-class level. Currently, he works as a broadcaster.

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